Helen Lou Duey, daughter of Clyde and Mabel Moore Horton was born on a farm
southwest of Clearfield, Iowa on January 15, 1918 and departed this life
December 28, 1997 at her home in Clearfield.
On February 16, 1937 she was united in marriage to John Everett Duey and to
this union three children were born-Jim Duey, Judy Branham and Brenda
Helen Lou was a member of the Methodist Church in Clearfield and Eastern Star.
She loved to play cards and was a member of Entrenous, Duplicate, Merry
Matrons bridge clubs and Rook club.
Helen Lou and Johnny traveled and spent many winters in Arizona. They never
missed a State Fair for 50 years.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband John, daughters Judy and husband
Wayne Branham of Sheridan, Missouri; Brenda and husband Dean Spurrier of
Clearfield and daughter-in-law Ramona Duey of Folsom, California; 8
Mark Hargin of Bedford, IA; Mitch Hargin of Clarinda, IA; Lisa Bergan of
Superior, CO; Linda Bartlett of Roseville, CA; Craig Duey of Placerville, CA;
Scott Spurrier and Angela Rugolo, both of Chandler, AZ; and Brent Spurrier of
Princeton, MO; 12 great-grandchildren; a sister, Isabel and husband Raymond
Trost of Lenox, IA; and sisters-in-law Mollie Johnston
of Afton and Marianna Duey of Waverly, IA; nieces and nephews and a host of
She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Jim, two brothers Bill and
Pete Horton and an infant sister.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 31, 1997 at 10:30 a.m. at the
United Methodist Church in Clearfield,
Iowa with Rev. Alan Rusk officiating. Music was provided by Patty Parrish and
Casketbearers were Gaylan Bell, Jerry Horton, Mitch Hargin, Todd Morris, Brent
Spurrier, Craig Duey, Scott Spurrier, and Mark Hargin.
Honorary pallbearers were Darl Bell, James Darst, Paul Brown, and Jerry Ewalt.
Interment was in the Clearfield Cemetery at Clearfield, Iowa.
Wilson-Watson and Armstrong Funeral Home in Clearfield was in charge of the
Transcription and Submission by Lorelei Rusco, February of 2014